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henry thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

cam chappell

on 20 April 2010

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Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau, First Thus Published by The Limited Editions Club in Portland, Maine: 1968. Fine in illustrated cloth covered boards with light blue text on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; but, contained within a near fine paper covered slip case. One of only 1,500 copies this being identified as number 1053. It is also signed by the illustrator on the second to last free end page. With an introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch and illustrations by R. J. Holden. TB21582 $125.00
Henry D. Thoreau to Elizabeth Oakes Smith by Henry David Thoreau, First Edition Published by Edwin B. Hill in Ysleta, Texas: 1942. A single woven sheet of folded paper to make four pages in very good condition with a 1/4" hole near the fold in the margins of the text without loss to the text itself. The front inside page reads: "The following letter was written by Henry David Thoreau in his capacity as Secretary of the Cocnord Lyceum. It was addressed to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, an advocate of women's rights and one of the earliest woman lecturers in America." The letter is dated Feb. 19, 1855 and consists of 33 lines of text. One of only sixty copies printed. (BAL 20158; Borst A29.1) The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau, First Illustrated Edition Published by Thomas Y. Crowell in New York: 1909. Very good+ in decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with the same on the front board with the top edge of the text block gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/8" tall by 5 1/2" deep. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine are crimped inward and show very modest rubbing and the front hinge is cracked (but repaired) and there is a prior owner's name neatly written on the first free end page. Nonetheless, the binding remains tight and strong. 423 pages with illustrations by Clifton Johnson. The elaborate gilt and red Art Nouveau cover design was done by Margaret Armstrong. TB23297 $125.00
Life as a child The simple answer is that Henry wanted to write, and needed a quieter place than the Thoreau household to do this. And he did write both A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and an early draft of Walden in his two years at the pond. But in Walden's "Where I Lived, & What I Lived for," he describes an additional motive... The Grave site of Henry
Located in Concord,Mach The Statue of Henry Birth: Jul. 12, 1817
Death: May 6, 1862
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